2019/20 San Francisco Bay Area | Tahoe Events | Meetups

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Join us to celebrate SnowPals’ (SP) 21st anniversary of bringing San Francisco Bay Area skiers and snowboarders together to share a common passion for snow sports. Join our fun events to expand your circle of ski and snowboarding buddies for trips to Tahoe and to other popular snow destinations.

Engage in our fun gatherings; some of which include: (1) pre-season kick-off parties to connect with season pass holders, ski lease organizers and Tahoe rideshare contacts (2) pizza socials (3) beer/wine tastings (4) happy hour meetups and (5) Apres ski ride socials at the ski resort.

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== NORTH BAY / SF EVENTS ==

TGR-WINTERLAND-2019

*** Watch TGR’s San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Film Premiere of Winterland + Before Show Happy Hour + Meet skiers, boarders for Tahoe ski trips ***

WHEN: TUESDAY OCTOBER 29, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

WHERE: SPORTS BAR in SF, CA – visit RSVP link below for details

Event Host: Marion – “‘I’m an east coast skier turned Californian, and a new Ikon pass holder. Living in Marin and SO excited to be a part of the weekend Tahoe community. I’m interested in carpooling for weekend or day trips and getting groups together for off-mountain fun.”

Fun contest: wear a wacky helmet cover or beanie & you could win $25 Sports Basement gift card. Check out examples of wacky attire at https://www.mentalgear.com/collections/helmet-covers

For those who plan to watch the 9:15 pm showing, join us at an eatery within walking distance to the Palace of Fine Arts(exact meeting spot to be disclosed to participants by email 1-2 days before our meetup). Join in for happy hour at 7:30 PM for drinks/eats (buy your own).

Event Fee: FREE

Do I have to be a member or watch the film to participate in the happy hour meetup?

No, the purpose of the happy hour is for folks to meet-up and to connect with skiers/boarders for ride-sharing during the winter season to Tahoe so you’re welcomed to attend even if you don’t plan to watch the ski film.

Join fellow skiers and boarders to watch TGR’s annual ski/ride film to get stoked for ski/ride season!

Don’t have lots of friends who like to ski or ride or new to the SF Bay Area? Join to expand your circle of ski and snowboard buddies for Tahoe powder trips; share ride-share expenses and help reduce impact to our environment.

Join to meet SF Bay Area skiers/boarders, especially those with a ski season pass, either resort specific or multi-resort season pass like IKON, EPIC, POWDER ALLIANCE, or MOUNTAIN COLLECTIVE PASS, to connect for ride-sharing to/from Tahoe resorts for the 2019-20 winter.

RSVP for our happy hour meetup free tickets for October 29, 2019 at 7:30-8:30 PM at EventBrite.

– Remember to print your free ticket for entry or show your ticket on your smartphone.

Important: PLEASE be courteous and let us know if you can’t make it after you have RSVPed; sign into EventBrite to change your RSVP so that we can get an accurate count of how many folks to expect. Behind the scenes, we work tremendously hard to put together events so we ask in return that guests to be mindful to give us a heads up if your plans have changed and you can no longer attend. Advance thanks!

== TGR’S SKI FILM INFO ==

What: San Francisco premiere of Winterland (Ski Snowboard Film Screening)

ABOUT WINTERLAND starring Jeremy Jones + Angel Collinson + Cody Townsend + Sage Cattabriga-Alosa + more..

“Winterland is a celebration of ski and snowboard culture. Today’s mountain athletes can only stand as tall as those who came before, the pirates of the past who followed their own path and passion. This story of adventure is far from over, as a new crop of modern-day pioneers are eager to etch their names in the annals of history. The technology and style might evolve, but the rush, excitement, and pure fun remain eternal, bonding past, present, and future riders. The film will follow these individuals as they leave their own mark on these fabled locations.”

How Much: Show Tickets are $20 each, only $10 for ages 16 & under at the early show.
Details: Lift ticket offer to Mt Bachelor for all attendees! 2-of-3 days for only $109

When: Tuesday, October 29. Buy Early Show Tickets: Doors at 6:00 pm. Film at 6:30 pm. Buy Late Show Tickets: Doors at 8:30 pm, Film at 9:15 pm.

Where: Palace of Fine Arts

 

 

== Experience what it’s like to heli-ski, ride untracked powder in Virtual Reality (VR) ==

When: Tuesday, October 15th, 2019: 6-9 pm

Where: Novela, 662 Mission Street, San Francisco

See what it is like to heli-ski with our virtual reality headsets & enjoy Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

Please RSVP directly to Anne Trott at or text/ call 484-802-0664. Space is limited.

Event hosted by Canadian Mountain Holidays aka CMH is touring California this fall with our virtual reality (VR) heli-ski experience. We’ll have the goggles and guides available at all events.

CMH Heli-skiing and Summer Adventures is the premier heli-ski operator with 11 lodges and 3 million acres based in the Columbia Mountains of British Columbia.

Experience Heli-Skiing in virtual reality. At our VR event, you will have the ability to view and scroll full 360 view to sample the closest feeling to skiing & riding untracked powder: see, feel and hear what’s it’s like without leaving your chair.

Created in partnership with the award-winning Sherpas Cinema, this cinematic piece is a first in both the tech and ski industry.

Step into the heli, soar above the glaciers, and drop into the best runs of your life in this beautifully immersive virtual reality film.

 

 

== North Bay in Sausalito: Experience what it’s like to heli-ski, ride untracked powder in Virtual Reality (VR) ==

When: Saturday, October 26th: 2-5 pm

Where: Modern Sailing School & Club, 310 Marinship Way, Sausalito

See what it is like to heli-ski with our virtual reality headsets & enjoy snacks and drinks on the beautiful Sausalito waterfront.

Please RSVP directly to Anne Trott at or text/ call 484-802-0664. Space is limited.

Event hosted by Canadian Mountain Holidays aka CMH is touring California this fall with our virtual reality (VR) heli-ski experience. We’ll have the goggles and guides available at all events.

CMH Heli-skiing and Summer Adventures is the premier heli-ski operator with 11 lodges and 3 million acres based in the Columbia Mountains of British Columbia.

Experience Heli-Skiing in virtual reality. At our VR event, you will have the ability to view and scroll full 360 view to sample the closest feeling to skiing & riding untracked powder: see, feel and hear what’s it’s like without leaving your chair.

Created in partnership with the award-winning Sherpas Cinema, this cinematic piece is a first in both the tech and ski industry.

Step into the heli, soar above the glaciers, and drop into the best runs of your life in this beautifully immersive virtual reality film.

‘CMH Heli-Skiing: 50 Years’

Celebrating 50 years, the world’s largest skiable terrain and over 12 metres of annual snowfall, CMH Heli-Skiing is truly one of life’s ultimate experiences.


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* New to SnowPals? Join us to expand your circle of ski and ride buddies and Tahoe ride-share contacts for powder trips to Tahoe and beyond.

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== PENINSULA EVENTS ==

Events in the works; bookmark this page & check back.

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== SOUTH BAY EVENTS ==

== Menlo Park: experience what it’s like to heli-ski, ride untracked powder in Virtual Reality (VR) ==

When: Wednesday, October 23rd: 6-830 pm

Where: Dutch Goose, 3567 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park

See what it is like to heli-ski with our virtual reality headsets & enjoy Pub Apps and Beers.

Please RSVP directly to Anne Trott at or text/ call 484-802-0664. Space is limited.

Event hosted by Canadian Mountain Holidays aka CMH is touring California this fall with our virtual reality (VR) heli-ski experience. We’ll have the goggles and guides available at all events.

CMH Heli-skiing and Summer Adventures is the premier heli-ski operator with 11 lodges and 3 million acres based in the Columbia Mountains of British Columbia.

Experience Heli-Skiing in virtual reality. At our VR event, you will have the ability to view and scroll full 360 view to sample the closest feeling to skiing & riding untracked powder: see, feel and hear what’s it’s like without leaving your chair.

Created in partnership with the award-winning Sherpas Cinema, this cinematic piece is a first in both the tech and ski industry.

Step into the heli, soar above the glaciers, and drop into the best runs of your life in this beautifully immersive virtual reality film.

‘CMH Heli-Skiing: 50 Years’

Celebrating 50 years, the world’s largest skiable terrain and over 12 metres of annual snowfall, CMH Heli-Skiing is truly one of life’s ultimate experiences.


♥ Share this page to invite friends and family via , twitter, facebook.

* New to SnowPals? Join us to expand your circle of ski and ride buddies and Tahoe ride-share contacts for powder trips to Tahoe and beyond.

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== EAST BAY EVENTS ==

 

 

*** Annual Backcountry Mixer Hosted by California Ski Company ***

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WHAT: Love the natural beauty and solitude of backcountry ski & ride?

Backcountry = no lift tickets required + untracked powder runs

Meetup with local backcountry skiers + boarders near you to connect for backcountry trips, share expenses, rides & perhaps lodging, expand your circle of backcountry ski, ride buddies/your wingman/woman for safety in the backcountry ..

‘It’s that time of year again. Winter is just around the corner and the backcountry is beckoning. This is a great way to connect with members of the Bay Area backcountry community. So come on down for an evening of food, drinks, fun and a bit of instruction.’

WHEN: Friday, October 11, 2019 at 6 PM

RSVP REQUIRED AT: https://www.facebook.com/events

WHERE: California Ski Company at 843 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA 94710

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About California Ski Company

“We are a Berkeley California based business specializing in everything related to skiing. With more than century and a half of collective experience, we can help you find the perfect gear setup. We offer custom boot fitting, tuning and maintenance, the latest in ski equipment and apparel, demo skis and rentals, and more; all accompanied with expert advice and friendly service. Give us a call, or come visit the shop, and allow us to serve your skiing needs.”

OPEN Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10:00-6:00

We are conveniently located just blocks from Interstate 80 in Berkeley. Take the Gilman Street Exit. Head East. We’re just a few blocks up on the left-hand side between 6th & 7th Streets in the Berkeley Sports Mall.

1-510-527-6411 | www.californiaskicompany.com

New to backcountry snow-sports?

Consider enrolling in Avalanche Education Classes in avalanche awareness and safety, Level 1 and 2 before you head out in the backcountry:

http://www.snowpals.org/2019/nonprofit-spotlight-sierra-avalanche-center/

Perhaps the most important factor in backcountry snow-sports is avalanche safety and knowledge in education of what to do to avoid avalanche prone areas and what to do if you happened to be caught in an avalanche.

Our October spotlight for stellar non-profit work is the Sierra Avalanche Center’s commitment to post daily avalanche forecast advisories to provide important backcountry safety information to keep everyone safe in the greater Lake Tahoe area.

California Ski Company is hiring!

‘Cal Ski Co is the Bay Area’s premier retailer for all things skiing. Our customer oriented team use their skills to boot fit, sell skis and work in our state of the art back shop using technical skills to mount, wax and tune skis.

Starting now! We are hiring for both full-time and part-time seasonal help. If you are outgoing, love skiing and people? This is the place to be. We want you to join our team.

We offer terrific benefits too! Above industry average pay, flexible work hours, year end bonuses, discounts on ski gear, ski passes, occasional catered lunches, ski demo trips and much more.

California Ski Company is dedicated to maintaining a fun, safe and educational place to work. Where every team member makes a difference. We invest in you by teaching and honing valuable skills. We will train the right person with the right attitude to be successful in creating a rewarding career in the outdoor industry.’

Current open positions:

Boot-fitter
Ski technician
Cashier
Customer Service / Rental Department
Merchandise Sales

To apply, visit www.californiaskicompany.com

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* New to SnowPals? Join us to expand your circle of ski and ride buddies and Tahoe ride-share contacts for powder trips to Tahoe and beyond.

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Calling event helpers

if you’d like to help host a happy hour, pizza social, etc (a great way to meet skiers, boarders near you) and we’ll help get the word out. SnowPals’ events present fun opportunities to expand your circle of friends and activity partners for the great outdoors and snow-sports. Our way of saying thanks: event host gets perks such as a comped event ticket, drinks + eats, and or gift certs for their commitment to helping us create fun and engaging events. For example, a popular yearly recurring event is our annual ski/ride before the movie screening happy hour meetup.

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Lake Tahoe Events

=== Backcountry Film Festival hosted by Tahoe Mountain Sports ===

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The Backcountry Film Festival is back, brought to you by Tahoe Mountain Sports, Tahoe Backcountry Alliance, and Alibi Ale Works!

* Tahoe Mountain Sports

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Outdoor Equipment Store · 11200 Donner Pass Rd Ste E5, Truckee, California
About: we’re located at the entrance to the legendary Sierra Nevada, “Tahoe Mountain Sports brings you the best in outdoor gear, footwear, and specialty clothing from top brands such as The North Face, Osprey, Salomon, Patagonia, Black Diamond and more. Shop in person at the Safeway Shopping Center; open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri-Sun during winter, or shop online (24-7)” at
www.tahoemountainsports.com

* Backcountry Film Festival
Nonprofit Organization
Celebrating the human-powered winter experience since 2005, Winter Wildlands Alliance produces the Backcountry Film Festival to go on tour every winter, raise funds for local communities and spread the message about preserving our wild winter landscapes.

* Tahoe Backcountry Alliance
Nonprofit Organization
The Tahoe Backcountry Alliance is the voice for the human-powered winter backcountry community in the Lake Tahoe area.This festival is produced each year by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community.

The film festival will be held at Alibi Ale Works Truckee Public House on Saturday November 16, 2019 from 6 pm – 10 pm.

Buy Tickets: $10 at https://www.facebook.com/events


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New to backcountry snow-sports?

Consider enrolling in Avalanche Education Classes in avalanche awareness and safety, Level 1 and 2 before you head out in the backcountry:

http://www.snowpals.org/2019/nonprofit-spotlight-sierra-avalanche-center/

Perhaps the most important factor in backcountry snow-sports is avalanche safety and knowledge in education of what to do to avoid avalanche prone areas and what to do if you happened to be caught in an avalanche.

Our October spotlight for stellar non-profit work is the Sierra Avalanche Center’s commitment to post daily avalanche forecast advisories to provide important backcountry safety information to keep everyone safe in the greater Lake Tahoe area.

♥ Share this page to invite friends and family via , twitter, facebook.

* New to SnowPals? Join us to expand your circle of ski and ride buddies and Tahoe ride-share contacts for powder trips to Tahoe and beyond.

=== Got fun and laughter? Enjoy some Spring fun and laughter at SQUAW VALLEY | PAIN MCSHLONKEY ===

Mark your calendar for March 18, Squaw Valley celebrates the legendary (and hilarious) late Shane McConkey with the 7th annual Pain McShlonkey. Dress up in your most outrageous retro ski wear and get ready to enjoy a full day of laughs, camaraderie, and memories. Festivities include the Extreme Small Mountain Invitational and a downhill race, where pros and amateurs battle it out on snow blades for the highly coveted Golden Saucer trophy plus G.N.A.R. points, a.k.a. ultimate bragging rights. Apres ski/ride, continue partying to 2am at the Shane McConkey Legacy Gala.

Ski Bus Trip Discounts

Want to sleep and let a professional driver take you to Tahoe resorts? Book a discount SF Bay Area to Tahoe ski bus trip: one day and overnight bus trips. Enjoy a full day of skiing or riding; sleep on the way to Tahoe and watch movies on the return.

Tahoe Weather Forecast

Check to see when the next snow storm is in the forecast. Browse traffic and road webcams. Check Caltrans live feed.

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